Announcement: Researchers in Corporate and Financial Laws

[Announcement from the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy]

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy is looking to hire two researchers (1 legal researcher and 1 economics/public policy researcher) on a full-time basis in the field of corporate and financial laws. The positions are based out of Delhi. Our work is inter-disciplinary, bringing together knowledge of public economics, public administration, law, and quantitative research.

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)

NIPFP is a premier research institution in public economics and policy. NIPFP has partnered with the various Government departments and regulatory authorities for providing policy and research assistance. NIPPF has worked on issues relating to agency regulatory design, regulation of professions, capital flows, financial regulation, reform of insolvency and bankruptcy laws, public administration and other areas of fiscal and monetary policy.

Some examples of our work in this field include:

1. Ajay Shah and Susan Thomas, The Indian bankruptcy reform: The state of the art, 2018, The Leap Blog, 22 December, 2018.

2. Renuka Sane, The way forward for personal insolvency in the Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, NIPFP Working Paper Series, No. 251, 24 January, 2019.

3. Shubho Roy, Ajay Shah, B.N. Srikrishna and Somasekhar Sundaresan, Building State capacity for regulation in India, NIPFP Working Paper Series, No. 237, 03 August, 2018.

4. Pratik Datta, Value Destruction and Wealth Transfer under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, NIPFP Working Paper Series, No. 247, 27 December, 2018.

5. Sudipto Banerjee and Vishal Trehan, Invoice financing in India: TReDS and way forward, The Leap Blog, 10 October, 2018.

6. Pratik Datta and Rajeswari Sengupta, The proper purpose of insolvency law, Live Mint, May 06, 2018.

7. Smriti Parsheera, CCI’s order against Google: infant steps or a coming-of-age moment?, The Leap Blog, February 22, 2018.

8. Pratik Datta and Rajeswari Sengupta, Commercial wisdom to judicial discretion: NCLT reorients IBC, The Leap Blog, 13 December, 2017.

9. Smriti Parsheera, Ajay Shah and Avirup Bose, Competition Issues in India’s Online Economy, NIPFP Working Paper Series, No. 194, 03 April, 2017.

10. Ajay Shah, Arjun Rajagopal and Shubho Roy, From clubs to States: The future of self-regulating organisations, The Leap Blog, 19 December, 2013.


The remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and will be comparable with what is found in other research institutions.


1. You must have a Masters degree in economics/public policy or LL.B.

2. Demonstrated knowledge in areas relating to corporate and financial laws.

3. Practical knowledge in accounting is desirable.

4. Very strong written and spoken English.

How to apply

Interested candidates may send in their covering letter and updated CV to: [email protected]. The email must contain the subject line: ‘Researcher in corporate and financial laws’.

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